Henry E. Lackey High School - History


The current building was completed in 1969, replacing a previous building built in 1953 which was rededicated as General Smallwood Middle School. At the same time, it was combined with the former Pomonkey High School built in 1957, which was rededicated as Matthew Henson Middle School.

The high school is named for Henry E. Lackey, who was credited with helping to start the school at Indian Head, Maryland in 1920, one of the first high schools in the county. The school originally bore only his last name, initially the Lackey School, then Lackey High School, but was renamed to his full name in 2001 to make it clearer.

Although the mailing address says Indian Head, only the original Lackey School was located within Indian Head, Maryland. The General Smallwood Middle School is located in Potomac Heights, Maryland, while the current building is closest to the village of Marbury, Maryland.

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